The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

 

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

One of Us is Wrong

Rebekah Jones tweeted this at 12:29 ET yesterday afternoon—Note: The system clock on my computer is set to Coordinated Universal Time which is 4 hours ahead of Eastern Time.

At 3:53 ET, I tweeted—Jones responded by blocking me on Twitter. Of course, that doesn’t prevent me from viewing her account by simply logging out of my Twitter account and revisiting the site. As of the last time I checked, her 12:29 pm tweet was still posted, and it didn’t appear that she had posted any subsequent correction.

Jones has also tweeted that she plans to appeal the denial of the peace order petition, mentioning that she intends to bring a lawyer and two tech experts to the appeal. It would be wise for her to review the posts and tweets she has made since 7 April with her lawyer and get advice about which of them to take down and offer apologies for.

The ram hasn’t touched the wall. Yet.

Blognet

MUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

MUSIC: Up, then under …

NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A public figure awaiting trial for cyberharassment and hacking has accused a writer of stalking and harassing her via an article posted on the Internet. Your job … get the facts.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual case. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment, Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

MUSIC: Up and out. Continue reading

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

If you’re just interested in my interview with Christina Pushaw, you can hear her answer to my question about how she came to write about a COVID conspiracy theory here—

 

Christina Pushaw

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

A Bit More About Rebekah Jones

I found this on her Twitter account this morning—Where to begin? I suppose I’ll just take it from the top.

<fisking>I don’t believe that Jones could find any libelous or defamatory statement about her at Hogewash! because both require an allegedly offending statement be false. I believe everything I have posted about her is true. If I have made a provable error, it is my policy to post a correction. I’ve done so in the past, and Jones may use the procedure found in The Fine Print to apply for a correction.

As for stalking or harassment, nothing posted at Hogewash! comes close to either. Additionally, past attempts to comment here in order to engage in stalking or harassment have been reported to law enforcement. Any attempts to stalk or harass Jones would be as well. As noted in The Fine Print, comments are the property of the persons making them, and the persons making them are solely responsible for their comments.

Stacy McCain’s Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day won’t be a harass-a-thon. Participants will be engaging in a “peaceable activity intended to express a political view or provide information to others.” Such activity is protected in multiple ways by Maryland and federal statute and case law, including MD Criminal Law § 3-803(b).

Yes, there are people who read this blog who believe they themselves are dangerous. Some of them live (or have lived) in Montgomery County. I’ve dealt with them before. That bunch of crazies would be ill advised to … nah, surely they’ve learned their lesson.

I doubt that Ms. Pushaw will ever go to trial on the patently defective charge of Failure to Comply with a Peace Order. My independent investigation of the facts and the legal advice I’ve received based on those facts lead me to conclude that the Montgomery State’s Attorney’s Office will drop the charge because Ms. Pushaw has an airtight defense. That’s what they did when I was falsely charged with cyberstalking.</fisking>

Stay tuned.

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Science Deniers, Misdemeanors, Baseball, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

 

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

A Bit of a Delay

Some posts may be slightly delayed over the next hour or so. The new software version pushed out by WordPress.com (my web host) disabled several function here at Hogewash!. I had to hold off changes to the blog while they were investigating the issues. I’m able to begin posting again, but there may be another brief disruption when WordPress.com takes corrective action.

Stay tuned.

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Wokies, Raaaaacism, Minitrue, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Spring Break, Speeches Infighting, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

 

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Team Kimberlin’s campaign attempting use lawfare in the form of defamation LOLsuits and bogus criminal charges as a means of silencing their critics blew up in their faces when almost all of the defendants vigorously stood up for our First Amendment free speech and free press rights. Eight years ago today, I wrote this post, Blog It Now, about why we bloggers were pushing back against being cancelled.

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In an earlier post today I alluded to Edward R. Murrow’s 1954 See It Now broadcast about Senator Joseph McCarthy. Whether or not one agrees with Murrow’s conclusions, that broadcast is an excellent example of using someone’s own words as criticism against him. Given the various lawfare tactics used by Team Kimberlin over the past couple of years, I’d like to offer this paraphrase of Murrow’s closing words from that broadcast:

We will not be driven by fear if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men—not men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend their causes. This is no time for men who oppose Team Kimberlin’s methods to keep silent. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a free citizen to abdicate his responsibility. As bloggers we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim ourselves defenders of free speech wherever it exists, but we cannot defend freedom for ourselves by deserting it for others.

The actions of the Cabin Boy from Team Kimberlin have caused alarm and dismay to some amongst our ranks and have given considerable comfort to the enemies of free speech. And whose fault is that? Not really his. He didn’t create a situation of fear; he has merely been used to exploit it. If we allow him to succeed, then Cassius was right. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

Good night and good luck. Stay tuned.

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I’m beginning to believe that Kimberlin’s lawfare was a dry run for a proposed larger use of defamation lawsuits by the Left for the purpose of shutting down effective voices on the Right. The initial proposal for the lawsuits came from a minor-league Democrat operative named Neal Rauhauser. Rauhuaser, who appears to have connections to Democrats such as Anthony Weiner, was working with Kimberlin during the period when the first cases were filed. He theorized that the targeted defendants would be intimidated by the suits and would settle out of court. However, it turned out that while we were deplorable, we weren’t a bunch of Neanderthals, and we weren’t frightened and confused by the modern legal system. We fought back and won.

Lawsuits have been a favorite tool for the Left, but I believe Kimberlin’s rather spectacular failures have caused the Left to look for different means of stifling the Right’s free speech, and I note, for example, Twitter began seriously purging accounts of folks on the Right within days of Kimberlin’s first RICO LOLsuit being dismissed.

We won the skirmish with Team Kimberlin because we had the facts and the law on our side and because we were in a venue where the facts and the law mattered.

The battle over cancellation is now in a venue where neither the facts nor the law will matter. If we can’t move the contest to a more favorable venue, we will need to master the rules of the new battleground.

And soon.

Slow Blogging

Blogging was running in low gear at Hogewash! yesterday, and it will slow today as well. I woke up yesterday with a severe pain in my left maxillary sinus caused by an infection. The doc prescribed a course of industrial-strength antibiotics and some very nice pain pills. It may be a while before I sober up.

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Bad Boys, Mean Girls, The Junta, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

 

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Narrative Failure, Our Betters, Xidenomics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

 

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This blog is a sort of hobby. Oh, I run it as a business, and it makes a very modest profit, but I’m doing it because I enjoy it. I make the overwhelming bulk of my income as an engineer. Because Hogewash! isn’t my primary activity, I don’t spend every waking minute on it. Most of the time, I’m focus on something else. Seven years ago today, I spent most of my time on my day job and then had some Catching Up to do.

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Wow! I’ve spent the morning working and not paying attention to the blog or Twitter, and look at all I’ve missed!vbr2014022211640ZI have no idea what the Cabin Boy™ is going on about. It seems as if he’s complaining about some sort of threats. If he really has received credible threats, he should call the cops. If he’s simply trying to stir the pot, he should reflect on Maryland Criminal Law § 9-501 before he gets in over his head.

I may have more to say after I’ve reviewed the comment threads.

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I’m still in charge of this blog, but the Cabin Boy™ as had dozens of them fail over the past years. So had The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin.

Hmm.

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Math, History, Science, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

 

Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 40: The Narrative, The Real World, Culture, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 39: Montgomery County, Ukraine, Failure, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 38: Shooting, Teaching, Lying, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 37: Following the Money, Infrastructure, Press Freedom, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 36: Civil Rights, Macroaggressions, Physics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™